CSPC: Beyonce Popularity Analysis

CSPC Beyonce

Rated recently as the most powerful women in the industry a few months ago by Fortune magazine, Beyonce has been growing a lot since the days of No, No, No hit single way back in 1998 with the Destiny’s Child. Most powerful doesn’t necessarily mean best selling artist though so how the diva stands in comparison to her peers in that field?

It all started in a very standard way with a string of successful eras with her group from 1998 to 2001. During that period, she met and started to date Jay-Z that she married in 2008. Retrospectively, this meeting can be regarded as a tremendous event for the music industry as a whole. The relationship obviously brought several key hits to Beyonce but the pair’s combined strengths also enabled them to invest in various brands from the Brooklyn Nets to TIDAL, developing more and more their status as business powerhouses.

Among the very top selling albums of the last 20 years though, it is all about Adele, Eminem or Britney Spears with no records from the Destiny’s Child, Beyonce or Jay-Z. Does that mean the couple is primarily successful as business associates rather than recording artists? Well, maybe that’s going too far.

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge her results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all Beyonce‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.

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When will we get the update for Beyonce?
IASF could be closer to 8 million, BEYONCE pass 4 million, and Lemonade above 3 million.


IASF definitely crossed 8M ages ago


Lemonade sold more 3M copies in US. Your calculations are to be reviewed


In Pure Sales Lemonade sole 2M In US. The 3xP certification is Sales Plus Streams.


Wondering if in the next update the Dream Girls OST will be added to her orphan section since The Gift OST was also added and they are both soundtracks with her as a producer. If im not mistaken it sold 2M pure copies? That would be a great boost! Looking forward it it soon 🤗


What a flop


thank you for your really interesting and helpful contribution!


IASF was just a smash era, goddamn. 4 is really impressive without a real hit song, I bet the knew back then, it would be a record for the long run, and she was right.


add the streaming feature for her please !


Taylor outsold!


White privilege impact


With Lemonade on Spotify and new side-releases, I think an update for her would be quite interesting right now.

Last edited 11 months ago by gustavothehuman

I‘m really curious to find out how her next solo album and its singles will perform on the charts. More mainstream oriented music or is she really over this? Surprise drop again (maybe in partnership with Netflix/Disney) or a traditional promo run with an upbeat lead single? Hopefully the Tidal exclusive drop is a thing of the past.


Where can i see Dreamgirls, Cadillac records and those side projecst sales and spotify numbers?

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